Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Attenuation
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
kinstmatt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: west salem, wi
Posts: 4
Default Attenuation

What does Attenuation mean? So far I just tasted my first bach I ever made. It is rasberry wheat. Taste really really good but taste more like wine and is sweet.


kinstmatt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
McKBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,291
Liked 34 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind...ng_Attenuation

Here is some reading for you.


__________________
Make Beer, Not War.
McKBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
daveooph131
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,117
Liked 34 Times on 27 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kinstmatt View Post
What does Attenuation mean? So far I just tasted my first bach I ever made. It is rasberry wheat. Taste really really good but taste more like wine and is sweet.
Attenuation is how much the yeast eats up the fermentable sugars and produces alcohol.

Equation would be Original Gravity - Final Gravity / Original Gravity.

Most yeast will attenuate I would say between 70 to 77 percent. What was your final gravity? Anything under 1.010 would be too dry for a true to style wheat beer.
__________________
Scrat Brewing Company
daveooph131 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
jgln
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southern, NJ
Posts: 3,498
Liked 53 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by McKBrew View Post
I just skimmed it but doesn't that explain details about attenuation, assuming you already know what it is, rather than actually tell you what it is?
jgln is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
jgln
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southern, NJ
Posts: 3,498
Liked 53 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Attenuation is a measure of how much of the sugar in the wort is converted into alcohol.


jgln is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Attenuation beerthirty General Techniques 3 02-06-2009 06:36 AM
Help with Low Attenuation newbrewerny Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 10-26-2008 03:11 AM
Attenuation? jayhuff Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 08-05-2008 03:37 AM
Attenuation ? Chris_Dog General Beer Discussion 31 01-07-2008 10:57 PM
attenuation???? pa-in-utah General Techniques 4 04-06-2007 12:44 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS